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  • Great Crested Grebe (Image ID 35503)

    Great Crested Grebe.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 28190)

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Crimson Rosella (Image ID 26888)

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Pied Stilt (Image ID 27033)

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Whistling Kite (Image ID 32808)

    Whistling Kite.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

Coming soon ...

The Bird Identification Gallery is an exciting initiative – designed as a resource to enhance the species identification skills of our members. The gallery will house high quality images of adult males and females, immatures, juveniles, and plumage morphs (breeding/non-breeding plumage, eclipse plumage and published regional variations), and under-wing patterns. These images will provide a continuing updated photographic resource that currently is only available by purchasing a published photographic guide book. Populating this gallery with the highest quality images for identification will also provide our members with an ongoing opportunity to capture and have their images displayed as some of the best for field identification of Australian birds.

Digital images suitable for this gallery will have a clear set of identifiable criteria developed for facilitating species field identification. These criteria are being developed by an appointed Bird Identification Gallery Committee.

Images for this gallery will be selected from the New Images Gallery, the Main Library, and the past and current competition galleries.

The total number of images for each species will be kept to a minimum to facilitate a readily searchable resource. The preferred number of images is up to 20, as this is the (default) number of images that are displayed on a single image thumbnail page. For some of the more complex species more than 20 images may be required, but the maximum number will not exceed 40 images.

The Previous Bird ID Challenge galleries also provide notes on identification; you may find it useful to visit these for the sets of birds that have been used in past challenges.

Recent Picks

Southern Boobook (Image ID 35763)
Southern Boobook
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 19
Star Finch (Image ID 35745)
Star Finch
Les George
Viewed: 36
Gentoo Penguin (Image ID 35724)
Gentoo Penguin
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 39
Little Kingfisher (Image ID 35707)
Little Kingfisher
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 49
Dusky Woodswallow (Image ID 35696)
Dusky Woodswallow
Bill Harding
Viewed: 31
Golden Whistler (Image ID 35643)
Golden Whistler
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 64
Grey Noddy (Image ID 35637)
Grey Noddy
Robert Bridges
Viewed: 34
Common Noddy (Image ID 35641)
Common Noddy
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 44
Royal Penguin (Image ID 35629)
Royal Penguin
James McSkimming
Viewed: 36
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Image ID 35586)
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 45

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.